Spiritual Blind Spots
Therefore, let him who thinks he stands take
heed lest he fall. (1 Cor 10:12)
I was driving home on the highway.
I flicked on the signal to go into the left lane. I made a quick glance at the
side mirror and was ready to move over. All of sudden, a loud honk blasted. In
a split second, a car zoomed by my left side. I swerved just in time. Whew!
That was close! I had forgotten to check my blind spot!
On the journey of faith, we have
our spiritual blind spots too. Safe drivers on the road have the common sense
to check their blind spots because they know better than to trust their
peripheral vision. Many car accidents are caused by unintentional negligence. Likewise,
Christians may fail because they forget to check their spiritual blind spots.
What are the spiritual blind spots
in life? We all have our different blind spots. It is easy to assume that we
are doing fine with our faith. If we are heavily involved with church work, and
stay in close fellowship with the brethren, we assume our spiritual level is
stable. Our busy lifestyle may also distract us from God’s small voice.
Sometimes, we are so blinded by issues in life that we don’t pay attention to
God’s words anymore. Like many drivers who multi-task while on the road, our
lives are occupied by too long of an agenda that we neglect the basic
checkpoints of faith.
A quick glance before changing
lanes is not safe enough. Similarly, we need to make it a point to scrutinize
our faith by examining our daily life and be on the lookout for hidden sins and
weaknesses. We should beware of what may become the hindrance of our spiritual
growth. Humility, before God and man, is always important. In all things, turn
to God, for His presence and protection is always with us, to protect us as we
drive on this perilous road of faith.
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. (Mt
Question for Reflection:
What spiritual blind spots are
there in your life that you might have neglected?